5K Writing

The purpose of cursive writing in kindergarten is to develop good writing habits from the very beginning.  The more traditional approach to writing strengthens the child's reading skills.  By joining letters, cursive writing reinforces the blending of sounds within words.  The students have a standard to follow and they work diligently to meet it.  Writing also teaches character through learning to be careful, orderly, neat, clean, responsible, thorough and persistent as we learn about in Ecclesiastes 9:10.  Children will acquire a foundation for reading while learning the basic cursive writing strokes.  These skills will be perfected as students go on into first and second grade. 

 

Curriculum -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

           ABEKA Book

                             

 

Goals and Objectives:

            To develop skills that will make writing legible

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     To practice correct cursive formation of lower case letters

            To practice the correct slant for papers

            To hold a pencil correctly

            To recognize lower case cursive letters

            To associate the cursive letters with the printed letters

            To write proper formation of most of the capital letters

            To write blends, words, and then sentences

 

Sequential Order of Lessons -

            writing position

            writing lower case i, u, e, o, a

            writing lower case letters

            names

            connecting letters

            writing letters, blends and words learned in phonics

            writing two vowel rule words

            writing capital letters

            writing sentences and stories    

            writing essays